The Marmot Kate Softshell Pant for women is a waterproof, comfortable, and flattering option that is well-suited for those who have a curvier body shape. Despite the fit causing some issues for women who have a straighter or slimmer body type, this softshell pant could work well for those who are looking for a pant designed for a “woman’s” body type in mind. These pants offer full weather protection, warmth, soft material, and stretchy construction for a long day on the mountain.
The Marmot Dropway Jacket for women is a performance-oriented, fully-protective, and comfortable jacket for all-day use on the mountain. Despite some reports of the neck being too high and rubbing the skin and blocking vision, this jacket could be a good choice for those who want a fully waterproof, temperature-regulated, and warm layering option for the mountain.
The Fjallraven Nikka Pant for women is a functional, versatile, and mobile pant that works well for a variety of outdoor activities. Despite some issues with the sizing due to the longer inseam and no ability to shorten the pants, this pant combines flexibility with durability, letting you have a full range of motion while outdoors, while still remaining protected against the weather and tough use.
The Black Diamond Stormline Stretch Rain Shell for women is a protective, comfortable, and mobile rain shell that is versatile in many conditions. Despite not being the lightest or the most breathable, this shell provides great layering abilities to make it usable in various climates and precipitation levels. Although we wouldn’t recommend wearing this as a stand-alone layer during heavy precipitation, the soft material and great fit allow you to easily layer this shell.
The Arc’teryx Kakeela Pant for women is a durable, breathable, and protective pant that is well-suited for those who don’t mind spending a little extra for a lifetime guarantee. Despite some issues with the back of the pants riding a little low, if these pants properly fit you and your body shape, you will enjoy the ample protection, strong and durable material, and comfort for all-day use.
The Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket for women is a weather-protective, functional, and versatile jacket that is well-versed in many outdoor activities. The fit and the construction make this a great choice for those who frequently are climbing, mountaineering, hiking, or doing other outdoor activities. Despite being expensive and lacking pit zips for additional breathability, the weather-protection, durability, and comfort provided by this jacket make it a long-lasting and high-quality choice.
The Arc’teryx Atom SL Hooded Jacket is a lightweight, weather-resistant, and highly-mobile jacket that can serve as a layering option in various conditions or climates. Despite being expensive and not providing the most warmth or protection, this jacket isn’t designed to be a stand-alone layer in extreme conditions. Instead, it was created for a variety of activities, versatility in numerous conditions, and the ability to layer comfortably.
The Arc’teryx Atom AR Hooded Insulated Jacket for women is a versatile, warm, and functional jacket that is well-suited for those who want an extremely warm and weather-resistant layering option. Despite being expensive and too heavy/non-ventilated for extremely intense activities, this jacket could be a good choice for those who perform low-intensity and longer outdoor activities in cold weather. Providing warmth, layering functionality, and a mobile fit, this jacket can work well for most outdoor adventurers.
The North Face Stretch Down Hooded Jacket for women is a comfortable, weather-resistant, and cozy jacket that provides a lightweight and warm layering option. Despite some conflicting reports of the jacket gaining holes and shedding down after use, many users reported the efficiency in repelling water and wind, providing ample mobility, and featuring an attractive and slim style for a variety of conditions.
The Rab Electron Down Jacket for women is a warm, compressible, and functional layering option that is well-suited for cold-weather and active use. Despite being expensive and some sizing issues in the hip area, this jacket is made with high-quality materials that are designed to last a long time through tough use. This jacket is made for users who want a protective, comfortable, and transportable layer that can offer warmth and weather-resistance in various conditions.